KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to bring the perpetrators behind the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 last year to justice.
According to a foreign ministry statement, this was stated by Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop during a bilateral meeting in Australia yesterday.
The meeting was held at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices in Melbourne, in conjunction with Anifah’s working visit to that country from Nov 1-4.
The statement said both ministers also had an exchange of views on issues of common concern such as the Islamic State (IS) militant threat, illegal migration, the doomed MAS MH17 aircraft and other issues and possible avenues for cooperation between the two countries.
A total of 298 passengers and crew, 43 of whom were Malaysians were killed when the aircraft which was flying at 30,000 feet was shot down on July 17 in eastern Ukraine while on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.-BERNAMA